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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:20PM nomore7734 said

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This thread is totally dead. It's been dying for awhile now, but it'll be dead by the end of the week, you'll see.

My only real comment is that this list could be extended by at least 15 (25) and probably more like 90 (100).

But then it would be totally unbalanced amirite?

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 5:33PM kasapina said

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You, sir, fail. If you are jumping ship though, could I have your stuff please? One could always use a bigger post count, and the second - best way to augment that is to claim those of ragequitting haters.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:29PM Sephirah said

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What?
No elitists and scrubs?

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 6:30PM VioletArrows said

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@Sephirah That's in there with carebears, haters, and fanboys.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 6:27PM VioletArrows said

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@Sephirah That probably goes along with haters and fanboys.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:30PM Thrishmal said

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The one I hate the most is the use of Bro. It annoys the piss out of me for some reason.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:48PM Space Cobra said

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@Thrishmal

You know, when someone first used the reply "Cool story bro" to one of my long posts, I thought he was being a bit short-winded, but sincere. I didn't know exactly what the term meant. I typed I was confused, but did thank him for the perceived positive comment.

Little did I know...
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 4:20PM DeadlyAccurate said

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@Space Cobra It's not positive? (Honestly, I don't know. I don't think I've ever been called "bro" before, and most of the places where I comment frequently know I'm female).
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 4:31PM Space Cobra said

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@DeadlyAccurate

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cool%20story%20bro

If that link is meant to be believed, it is not. Hell, came as a surprise to me, too! ;D

At least I will stop honestly thanking folks for the reply! :D
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:34PM pross182 said

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I completely agree. I used to enjoy going to the forums before I realized it was a giant waste of time. Very rarely are there actual constructive conversations.

Mostly it's just people acting horrible to one another. People who think they have a good idea are bashed by people who have nothing better to do than troll the forums all day everyday. The moderators and rules of conduct don't help anything either. The SWTOR forums have to be the worst example of an overmoderated forum. If you really want to have a decent conversation about a game you're better off going to a 3rd party fansite like Darth Hater in the case of TOR.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:55PM Space Cobra said

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@pross182

I still hold out hope for official game forums, but Darth Hater is a needed one to "blow off steam".

While I don't mind having fun with Devs (and seeing them as "human"), forums are a way to reach/contact the Devs and get your ideas heard. A moderated forum seems to suggest that, even if they delete stuff (Of course, would be nice to know what they delete and be sure it is not too censorship-like.

Maybe after Launch, the forums will calm a bit and one can have fun with the Devs again, but really... Big forums scare people away (even me!). I have been with some forums since they were formed, but coming into a popular forum that has been up can be scary: I feel like a small fish in a very big pond.

So fan forums are sometimes best. And really, many players avoid large forums, so the voices on their are only a small part of a vocal playerbase.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:35PM Irem said

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Can I just add "casual" to the "carebears, haters, and fanbois" list?

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:38PM Vegetta said

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You Forgot
Bad(s)
Welfare Epics
Devs do you even play this game
_____ is Evil (EA/SONY/MYTHC?ETC)
QQ MOAR
L2p

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:40PM Gryphmon said

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Ahhhh.. Forum Trolls are under-apreciated. At least they get people talking about your game.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:42PM Syesta said

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Stop Dying.
Suck Less.

Signed, an FFXI importer to new NA players in 2003.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:43PM Oskari said

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The one that bugs me most is noob. It's not as if the people tossing it around were somehow able to bypass that stage where you are learning the basics on how to play effectively.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:45PM Space Cobra said

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I just read this article (that I will link to) from your sister UGO site. #12 seems to come to mind ("Intellegent Flame Wars").

http://www.ugo.com/the-goods/flash-back-to-the-90s-with-retro-internet-goodness?page=3

While I have had the good fortune of intelligent repliers to some of my long-winded golden-text posts on forums, I also get TL;DRs or, people who reply who haven't read the article.

But, self-analyzing myself, I "get" some of their stances, sometimes even my eyes start glossing over at the middle (or end) of long posts. I still try to write detailed posts, but some folks... well, they "think like a Republican" and want/need things to be broken down, even though you are nipping things in the bud by presenting your facts up front so they don't need to ask you for them. Sometimes, a short, simple breakdown helps me, too (I think of science shows on PBS and the need to talk at a common level since, I am not a scientist).

Some people like to put things in "little boxes" or "easy-to-understand-ideas/topics" and create the answer, "Are you with/against me?" This is even if you are not for one side or another (ie: Grey...Not Black or White). So you get lots of labels tossed around (CareBears et al).

It's all human nature. Sometimes, as I noted in #12, I wish we could have civilized debates, but even those tend to get very wordy/texty for many who are not directly involved (so you are speaking to one person as the post goes on; newer readers tend to skip the middle pages of a post, it seems).

Generally, I try to bring respect, humor, and some of my "common sense" to my posts, but I do have desires and goals, much like most people. Really, those that start a post tend to state their points well on many official forums, it's just the repliers you have to worry about.

I've also noticed "Trolling" is now a term that can be interpreted in the eye of the beholder. Some posts offer negative, yet insightful responses that, while I may be hurt by tone, may not be trolling (just because they hate a game), at least in my definition of the word. ("Trolling" is just someone who wants to "stir up an ant nest" for fun and giggles. Sometimes they have a point behind it, but a good number of times, not. It can be hard to interpret which is which, especially with one-word replies. Again, IMHO).

Things are always subjective to a person's viewpoint and sometimes, you just have to agree that you disagree. Not everyone thinks like me or you and that's cool. But, even with that, some games may not be designed with you (or me) as their audience, for one reason or another.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:46PM PrimeSynergy said

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I try not to visit MMO forums anymore because of terms like this. Mostly because it's all you see. All I see is people bashing the game and/or another player.

#5 sticks out to me the most. According to some people, WoW has been 'dying' for like 5 years now. It seems like every time anything comes out, WoW is 'dying' some more. Ya know what? When I get older, I want to die just like WoW.

"Ma'am...your husband is dying. He won't be around for much longer."
~20 years later~
"He'll be gone any second now."

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:50PM Interitus said

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Oh god, I agree with so many of them. Although I am guilty of calling a patch/idea/dev post a slap in the face.

I especially hate TL;DR. I normally don't write posts that long, but when I see other people write it and see a TL;DR I get really irked.

I do 'Can I have your stuff' to friends after they rage quit promising never to play again. Even though they are back on the next day.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:59PM willflynne said

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I was kind of surprised that "broken" didn't make the list. I've lost count of the number of times I've seen someone say that the game itself or a particular system in the game is "broken" when in actuality it's not working as the complainer THINKS it should be.

It's broken if it's not working at all. It's bugged if it's not working as the devs intended but still functions. It's a misconception on your part if it's not working how you think it should work.


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